OBJECTIVES

The UK Flood Partnership was conceived to support the growth of a high quality, UK wide flood defence industry. It provides a unique forum for engagement, representing the first ever attempt to bring together like minded organisations to help tackle one of the biggest natural threats we face.

UK FLOOD PARTNERSHIP - OPENING UP CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION

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By bringing together key public and private sector stakeholders, the Partnership aims to ensure best practice is disseminated and a standards framework adopted.

Through the introduction of an Innovation Exchange, it also aims to provide a platform for the sharing of ideas from both within and outside the industry and provide a gateway to international opportunities.

FACTS OF THE MATTER

THE COST OF FLOODS 1995 - 2015 AS A % OF GLOBAL NATURAL DISASTERS

ECONOMIC DAMAGE
BY DISASTER TYPE

PEOPLE AFFECTED
BY DISASTER TYPE

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Source: CRED / UNISDR (2016)

THE COST OF FLOODING - ECONOMIC LOSSES BY DECADE

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Source: Jha, Block & Lamond (2011), Cities & Flooding. The World Bank